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Stacy is a local girl. She grew up in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County.

She joined the WNEP news team in July, 2011 first covering central Pennsylvania. Now she is the Lackawanna County beat reporter.

Stacy comes to Newswatch 16 from WWNY-TV in Watertown, NY where she was a “one-man-band,” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories. There she covered the Thousand Islands region of New York, and the 10th Mountain Division of the Army based at Fort Drum.

Stacy honed her skills at Syracuse University where she graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she was a member of the nation’s oldest and largest entirely student-run TV station, CitrusTV.

Before her TV days, Stacy was on the 50-yard line as “Miss Comet” with the Abington Heights Marching Band. She’s a sports “phanatic.” She likes to cheer on all the Philadelphia sports teams and her beloved Orange.

When she’s not working, Stacy is a judge and coach for Odyssey of the Mind teams in NEPA. Stacy lives with her cat, Utley.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say hi, send Stacy an e-mail.


Recent Articles
  • Landfill Cited for Leachate Leak

    DUNMORE — A landfill in Lackawanna County seeking to expand was cited by the Department of Environmental Protection for a second time. DEP officials say groundwater from the Keystone Sanitary Landfill leaked into a creek in Throop and Olyphant. The leak happened back in October, and we first told you about it in November. We now have the details of the DEP’s report. It involves the leak of leachate, the groundwater that flows through the landfill. Eddy’s Creek in Olyphant, […]

  • Scranton Residents Sue City over Tripled Tax

    SCRANTON — Eight Scranton residents took the city to court Monday arguing that a tax is illegal. They say Scranton should not be able to continue tripling one particular tax that is charged to people who work in the city. Most of those eight residents were in court along with the city’s mayor, clerk, and business administrator. The tax in question is the local services tax. Most of us pay $52 a year. If you work in Scranton, it’s been […]

  • Saying Goodbye to Century-Old Pool

    CARBONDALE — A swimming pool more than a century old will soon be repurposed. The pool in the basement of Carbondale’s YMCA hasn’t been used for several years and there are now plans to fill it in to make more space. The basement floor of the Carbondale YMCA reveals its century-old past. The space is mostly used for storage, but there’s a particular void that YMCA officials say has been empty for too long. The facility’s old pool, first used […]

  • Better Late Than Never, WWII Vet Finally Gets Medal

    SCRANTON — A World War II veteran from Scranton is getting the recognition he deserves more than 70 years after earning it. Private First Class Andrew Evanik is now 91 years old. Only months after graduating high school, Evanik was shipped off to the Philippines where he earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He earned a third medal, too but never received it. It never bothered him until recently. “Can’t forget it, no one knows what war is until […]

  • Lackawanna County Deals with Snowfall

    MOUNT COBB — Some of the highest snow totals from this February snowstorm came in Lackawanna County. For most of us, this was the first big dig out of the winter and it came with all the expected frustrations. There were also some unexpected ones, including a crash where a driver nearly hit an out of control plow truck. A Jefferson Township plow truck was the one off the road after a near collision. The truck couldn’t stop and Cesar […]

  • Old Forge, Former Police Chief Win Civil Trial

    OLD FORGE — A five-year saga involving the borough of Old Forge and its police and fire departments came to an end inside a federal courtroom in Scranton. On Tuesday, a jury sided with the borough in a civil case brought by a young woman who accused two police officials and a firefighter of sexual abuse. Newswatch 16 talked with former Old Forge Police Chief Larry Semenza about the verdict. Semenza, a former police captain, and the firefighter were also […]

  • Scranton Police Officers Learn to Fly

    JESSUP — Scranton police officers are being trained to use a new crime fighting gadget. The department has had a drone for a few weeks now, and a company based in Lackawanna County is helping them learn how to use it. A parking lot in Jessup provided a place for practice. Two Scranton police officers are assuming other duties this week. They’re learning how to fly the department’s new drone. Scranton police are the latest client of Dart Drones based […]

  • 20 Years Later, Woman Describes Effects of Carbon Monoxide

    DUNMORE — 20 years ago, families in Lackawanna County discovered that their homes were filled with carbon monoxide. One of those families says they still live with the effects two decades later. The carbon monoxide leak that was discovered February 7, 1997  affected homes in the Swinick development in Dunmore. The federal Environmental Protection Agency later blamed PennDOT for causing the CO release. One of the women affected said on this 20th anniversary, she wanted people to know that this […]

  • More Time in the Classroom for Scranton Students?

    SCRANTON — Students in one of largest school districts in our area could see changes to their schedules. The Scranton School District superintendent has proposed changes she says will improve performance for the district’s students. The new plan may have Scranton students redistributing the time spent learning reading, writing, and arithmetic and how much time they spend in music, art, and gym class. The plan proposed by the Scranton School District superintendent is meant to improve test scores by increasing […]

  • Harrison Avenue Bridge to Become ‘Biden Bridge’?

    UPDATE: Representative Kevin Haggerty said he will no longer seek to name the new bridge after Vice President Joe Biden as it already has a new name. (Original story) SCRANTON — An iconic spot in Scranton may soon bear the name of another Scranton icon. Legislation will soon be introduced in Harrisburg to name the new Harrison Avenue Bridge after Vice President Joe Biden. The new Harrison Avenue Bridge connecting Scranton’s Hill Section and South Side could be done by the […]

  • Car Fire, Explosions Destroy Home in Sunbury

    SUNBURY — A fire followed by several small explosions destroyed a family’s home and forced the evacuation of a neighborhood in Sunbury. Neighbors say luck and quick action by firefighters kept them from getting hurt. A chain-reaction explosion destroyed the home on Reagan Street in Sunbury. The fire chief says the homeowner pulled into the garage after a trip to the grocery store and then noticed her car’s engine was on fire. She was able to run upstairs and get […]

  • Trio Face First Degree Murder Charges for Death of Friend

    SCRANTON — Three friends, behind bars since this summer, have now been charged with first degree murder for the death of another friend – Joshua Rose. At a preliminary hearing Friday, prosecutors revealed new details about how the three allegedly strangled rose and dumped his body in Susquehanna County. Prosecutors had been waiting until the preliminary hearing to file the upgraded charges of first and third degree murder against Preston Layfield, Tyler Mirabelli, and Amanda Wayda for the death of […]